HERMITIX

Applied Ballardianism with Simon Sellars

Simon Sellars is a writer and editor. He is the custodian of ballardian.com, and the co-editor of Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with J.G. Ballard 1967–2008. He has most recently published Applied Ballardianism: Memoir from a Parallel Universe

In this episode we discuss the work of J.G. Ballard, Applied Ballardianism, theory, technology and writing.

Accelerationism & Capital with Nick Land


Nick Land is an English philosopher, short-story horror writer, blogger, and “the father of accelerationism”. His writing is credited with pioneering the genre known as “theory-fiction”. A cofounder of the 1990s collective Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, his work has been tied to the development of accelerationism and speculative realism. (Wikipedia)

He can be found on Twitter @outsideness

In this episode we discuss accelerationism, capital, time, Kant and decimalism.


Bataille, Land, Fisher & Zombies with John Cussans



John Cussans currently works at the The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. John does research in Politics, Literature and Film, Race, Ethnicity and Politics and History of Religion. His current project, The Skullcracker Suite, is a practice-led artistic research project investigating processes of cultural decolonization in British Columbia with a focus on resurgence of potlatch culture within the Kwakwaka’wakw community. (Researchgate)

In 2017 John published Undead Uprising: Haiti, Horror and the Zombie Complex

In this episode we discuss the work of George Bataille, Nick Land, Mark Fisher and philosophical theories surrounding capitalism, zombies and leftism.

The Work of Mark Fisher with Matt Colquhoun


Mark Fisher (11 July 1968 – 13 January 2017), also known as “k-punk”, was a British writer, critic, cultural theorist, and teacher based in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. He initially achieved acclaim for his blogging as k-punk in the early 2000s, and was known for his writing on radical politics, music, and popular culture. (Wikipedia)

Matt Colquhoun also known as Xenogoth is a writer, blogger and DJ. His writing can be found at xenogothic.com or